Dark Soul series fans should praise the Sun and the Moon. Japanese developers Bandai Namco announced plans to bring the Collector’s Edition to Europe and the U.S.
The collector’s bundle comes with the complete three games plus all the DLCS. Additionally, it includes the soundtrack CDs, a 460-page compendium, and an Elite Knight at the Bonfire statue.
How to get Dark Souls Collectors Edition
There’s a catch. Well, in fact, there’s two of them.
For starters, the studio Bandai Namco will only release a limited number of units. So it means the collector’s bundle is a limited edition, as Bandai Namco confirmed on Twitter.
“The most complete collection of Dark Souls games and lore ever created, available exclusively from the Bandai Namco online store. Pre-order now and don’t delay, this limited run of 2000 won’t last forever!”
The second catch, as you may have guessed, is the price tag. The bundle sells for the hefty price of £449, $578.44, or 508.58€.
While the cost will surely scare some fans away, the Dark Souls Trilogy Collector’s Edition is still an impressive package.
While the price tag is sure to put some fans off, the Dark Souls Trilogy Collector’s Edition looks like an impressive package.
For gamers unfamiliar with the Dark Souls games, Bandai Namco has posted a brief synopsis of each release.
- The trilogy;
- The OST of each game;
- A set of artwork;
- The compendium, which is an encyclopedia that includes listing every item of all three games.
- A statue of the Elite Knight, Oscar of Astoria
If you’re new to the series, let’s revisit the original game:
Dark Souls Remastered
The original game is a masterful RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. It’s a spiritual successor to the studios’ Demon’s Soul, so it’s actually the second installment the franchise.
Namco Bandai released the game in 2011 for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows. The title was quickly considered one of the best video games ever made. Critics praised its intricate level design, depth of combat, lore, world, graphics, music, and more.
The plot is simple while historical events and lore are often left for the player to interpret.
The premise is that the world was once ruled by dragons until a warrior known as Gwyn found the “First Flame” and the “Lord of Souls.” He used the power he found to defeat the dragons and start the Age of Fire. However, the flames begin to fade with the rise of humans, so Gwyn sacrifices himself to prolong the Age of Fire. With the fire running low, the undead begins to plague humanity.
The protagonist, Oscar the Astoria, is the chosen one to find the Lord of SOuls and defeat the undead forever. However, by the end of the game, the player has the choice to preserve the Age of Fire, or let the fire die and assume the Age of Dark.
In 2018, the studio released a remastered version for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Nintendo Switch.
“Then, there was fire. Re-experience the genre-defining game that started it all. Return to Lordran in the beautifully remastered game in high definition, 60 fps with single-player or online multiplayer with dedicated servers. Includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.”
The following game, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, doesn’t follow the original plot. Instead, the player controls a human who became undead and is cursed to never die. The character eventually becomes a Hollow, which is a being with no memories or purpose.
The player must find a way to break the curse and regain his humanity.
Finally, the third installment, Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades (2016), is the quest to prolong the Age of Fire by rekindling the First Flame. The protagonist is The Ashen One, also an undead.